PengPod Announces Dual-Booting Linux Tablet, Crowdfunding To Take Next Step

We’ve heard from PengPod before, and we’ve seen that the company has tried to raise funds for its products via Indiegogo before. The company is back (and is renamed “PengPod” after its flagship product) with a new dual-booting tablet, the PengPod 1040.

The PengPod 1040 is a 9.7-inch device that boasts a 2048x1536 IPS display and a quad-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A7 processor with a Power VR SGX 544 GPU and 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, and 2MP rear and 0.3MP front cameras. It also has HDMI and micro USB ports.

PengPod 1040

The premiere feature of the PengPod 1040, however, is that the tablet can dual boot Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or a Linux distro. Currently, the device supports Linaro and Fedora, with several more in the works including Arch, Debian, Tizen, Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch, and more.

PengPod 1040

It’s an interesting proposition, and offering a true Linux option on a tablet will no doubt appeal to a certain segment of users. PengPod needs some cash to bring more staff on board to perfect primarily the software, and the company is looking to raise $349,000 on Indiegogo. There’s 39 days to go in the campaign.

The PengPod 1040 will likely start at $249.